Tropical Storm Cindy’s Impacts On Our Weather
TROPICAL STORM CINDY: While Tropical Storm Cindy is already causing lots of heavy rain along the Gulf coast, and that heavy rain is moving northward later today. Heavy rain will be a concern tonight, tomorrow, and Friday for our area. Widespread rain totals of 1-3 inches between now and Friday are expected, with some spots exceeding 3 inches. In addition, enough shear will be in place with this system to allow for the potential for a few brief spin-up tornadoes late tonight, tomorrow, and perhaps Friday as well. The tornado threat does appear to be a far second to the potential for flooding. Winds will be breezy at times over the next few days, but winds will not be strong enough to cause widespread damage.
TODAY: Scattered showers in the afternoon, becoming more numerous overnight. Highs in the low 80s. Chance of rain around 50%. Some spots along and south of US-82 could see heavy rain late this afternoon and evening. Winds out of the east at 10-20 miles per hour gusting to 30 miles an hour or more in spots.
TONIGHT: Heavy rain begins to overspread the area. Lows in the mid 70s.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Heavy rain continues across the area. Widespread rain totals of 1-3″. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
WEEKEND: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60% Saturday and 40% Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: Monday and Tuesday look drier, with a 20% chance of rain on Monday, and things should be dry by Tuesday. Partly cloudy both days, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.